Designer and Researcher
Minke (1990) is a human-centred designer eager to solve today’s complex societal problems and to create better futures. With
an open-minded and analytical project approach, Minke likes to discover new insights and ideas that she likes to visualise in a way everybody understands them.
In 2015, Minke graduated cum laude from the master Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente. She conducted her graduation project at the Design Innovation Research Centre (UTS) in Sydney. At this research centre they investigate the creative practices that are required to address societal problems. Together with medical design agency ide Group, Minke turned the latest findings of the research centre into a methodology that aims to support the development of healthcare innovations. After her graduation, she worked for another year at the medical design agency in Sydney to further develop the methodology.
After two years, Minke decided to leave the Southern Hemisphere to go travelling and to do some freelance design work. During this time she worked amongst others as a sailing instructor in Italy.